# conversion factor

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## Definition of conversion factor in English:

### noun

1An arithmetical multiplier for converting a quantity expressed in one set of units into an equivalent expressed in another.
Example sentences
• What is the equivalent speed in mph using the conversion factor of 1.6093 km per mile?
• The credit conversion factor will be 100 per cent.
• The height of a pile of corn 60.8 feet in diameter can be estimated by multiplying the diameter by the height conversion factor from Table 1.
2 Economics The manufacturing cost of a product relative to the cost of raw materials.
Example sentences
• We've got to optimize the conversion factor from design to the final product.
• Conversion factors can be calculated and used when testing the economic viability of a project.
• If the same conversion factor is still applied but the time unit interval is reduced (e.g., to 12 minutes), then the group can increase both billings and revenue for all cases.

## Definition of conversion factor in:

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